In response to hacker (Gnosticplayers) releasing 26Mil user records for sale on the Dark Web – most of which were obtained by hacking companies last month.
Experts Commented below:
Byron Rashed, VP of Marketing at Centripetal Networks:
“This is a classic example of a highly skilled and motivated threat actor that has successfully infiltrated networks and exfiltrated high value data for sale in the underground economy. There are actually two issues. The first is organizations that fail to block or identify malicious IPs and domains. Network infiltration can be greatly mitigated by blocking these malicious sources. The second is the failure to protect [encrypt] data with strong encryption. Data not encrypted or weakly encrypted enables the threat actor to fully monetize the caches he is selling, making it highly profitable and more attractive to potential buyers.”
To read more, please see the article on SC magazine.